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Soft-bodied robots move via pneumatic "muscles" that are selectively inflated or deflated. And while the muscles themselves may be soft and squishy, they're usually hooked up to hard, unwieldy pumps. A new pump, however, is both small and flexible.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotics, TechnologyTags: Soft Robotics, Pump, Artificial Muscles, University of Bristol
Some people refuse to wear bike helmets because they find the things to be big, heavy and gawky-looking. That's where the Danish-made Newton-Rider helmet comes in, as it's sleek, thin, and made of semi-soft materials.Continue ReadingCategory: Bicycles, TransportTags: Helmets, Road Safety, Cycling, Indiegogo, Folding
Ultra wide-angle fisheye lenses are typically thick, bulbous contraptions, that can't easily be incorporated into devices such as smartphones. That could be about to change, though, as engineers have now created one that's completely flat.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: MIT, University of Massachusetts, Metamaterials, Lens
Great insights have been gathered over recent years into the genetic drivers underpinning obesity, but little study has focused on the genes that could be related to thinness. A comprehensive new study investigating potential "thin" genes has identified one gene in particular that seems to play a major role in promoting thinness in both humans and animals.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Th


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